HTC's bezel-less U11 Plus allegedly shows up in benchmarks, reveals specs


At this point most tech enthusiasts know about the Google/HTC deal where the latter sold a bunch of its talent and intellectual property to the former. And at least for a while this is going to be the most interesting fact about the troubled Taiwanese phone maker — until it starts releasing new noteworthy devices, to be exact.

And if what we've been hearing is true, this might come sooner than most people expect — invites seem to have been sent out for a November 2 launch event a couple of days ago. And from what we know, there will be at least two new devices: a mid-ranger called the U11 Life, and an upgrade over the existing U11 known as the U11 Plus.

And today, a couple of benchmark listings may give us a glimpse at the latter's specs. They show a device running the Snapdragon 835 with 4 GB of RAM, a 6-inch display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440, and a 12 MP rear and an 8 MP front camera. And the best part is that said device (code named HTC Master with a model name HTC 2Q4D1) seems to also be running Android 8.0 Oreo — though this isn't that big of a news considering its flagship specs.


And this seems to fall pretty neatly in line with what we've previously heard about the HTC U11 Plus — essentially, it's going to be the U11 but stuffed in a taller, bezel-less form factor. In fact, these specs perfectly match the ones we heard a couple of weeks back. This can be read one of two ways: either the rumors were all true, or someone faked the two listings based on said information.

Whatever the case, we'll find out soon enough — here's hoping the new devices will be enough to pull the company out of Google's shadow.

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U11+
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3930 mAh(25h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I hope this isn't using the same P-OLED panel as the V30. That panel is getting some really bad reviews due to blotchy display.

3. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

Was incredibly disappointed when I saw it in person. Needed to crank the brightness up to 100% to notice anything.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

how do these guys know it's going to be bezelless

8. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Its at least an attempt. That resolution is 18:9 and bezel less is the whole point of 18:9.

13. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Just like how you knew that iPhone X will come with underscreen fps, and true wireless charging ;D

20. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMFAO.......

2. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

An 8 months old processor, 4GB ram, 12 MP rear. Sounds like another flop for HTC.

4. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

HTC is too late to party. They should have released it on August.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Literally every Android flagship phone has the exact same specsheet... not sure how this'll flop but they haven't.

7. fyah_king unregistered

Like every iphone 8 and 8 plus in 2017 has the same spec sheet.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What does that have to do with anything I said?

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

He loves to troll in his private island.

9. mdolphins9998

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Oh so damn true!!!

19. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Literally because there are tons of flagships with the same specs, you have to differentiate yourself if you're not Samsung. Why would I go for the HTC Ultra Plus Plus when I can have a similar S8 for cheaper?

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Why would I go for the HTC Ultra Plus Plus when I can have a similar S8 for cheaper?" Along with the S8 having a headphone jack!

22. Alter

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

I thought the U11+ was going to have 6GB of RAM

11. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

U11 = 16MP front cam, 5.5" 16:9 , front FPS U11+ = 8MP front cam, 6" 18:9 , rear FPS U11 is better Mate 10 is the reason 18:9 is useless. More screen and still 16:9 with front FPS.

12. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 109; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

Mate 10 is over $800 dollars. No ip 67 or 68, no wireless charging No thank you

15. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Can't wait for the new flagship.

16. Mikeed

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 18, 2017

If quality and customer service is anything like the original u 11, I sent mine for repairs three months ago, and I'm still waiting for it to be repaired

23. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Same. Except mine too 1 1/2 months, might have been 2 though. I had to call a ton of times, and even had to write to the CEO of HTC, and Better Business Bureau to get my HTC U11 back, and they didn't send as much as an email, coupon code, letter when they finally sent it back. Especially considering I let them my smartphone is necessary to do my job, and I needed it as I was traveling out of town for school.

17. Mikeed

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 18, 2017

In other words stay away

18. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I wish it'd show up at more than one carrier.

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